She also suffers from night sweats but am wondering if getting up in the middle of the night to move from her bed to her living room recliner means something else might be going on.

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My mom started sleeping in her recliner when she was having back pain. She was more comfortable in the recliner than flat on her back. I got her an adjustable bed so she could sleep in the "zero gravity" position.
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Reply to TopsailJanet

Leave her where she is In the chair and do not wake her .
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Reply to KNance72

I have sleepless nights, and sometimes go to the recliner. So it could be just that she is waking during the night and falls back to sleep in the recliner.
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Reply to Anxietynacy

Are you noticing any increase in edema or any shortness of breath when flat in bed? Does she complain of difficulty with breathing. I would discuss this with MD, esp if those things I mention are at all present. You might consider measuring her O2 oximetry when flat in bed and when sitting. This could be useful info for MD. Oximeter is very inexpensive.
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Reply to AlvaDeer

Have you asked her why she's getting up from her bed to go sleep in her recliner, and if so what does she say?
As long as she's sleeping well, I'm not sure I would be concerned about where she's sleeping.
The night sweats sound like they may be heart related, and I hope you've talked to her doctor about those. Perhaps the night sweats are waking her up and she's having trouble breathing so she thinks if she's sitting up that she can breath better??? That's just a guess on my part.
So I would just ask her if you haven't already.
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